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22 Feb 2022 3:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Banff Centre has just launched two upcoming Literary Arts programs; Computational Writing and Literary Journalism.  Please find the program details below and should you have any questions or know anyone who may be interested, kindly get in touch.

Computational Writing 2022 | In Person

This self-directed residency will allow writers to explore working at the intersection of computing and literary art, not only by using pre-developed tools but also by directly undertaking programming. The residency will consider how computation can be means for reflecting on one’s own writing process as well as for processing anything from small, curated collections of words to large text corpora. This program provides thematic teaching from faculty members Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Nick Montfort,  along with Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping.


*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.


Program Dates: April 25 – May 7, 2022
Application Deadline: February 9, 2022
Please visit the program page to learn more and apply.

Literary Journalism 2022 | In Person

This two-week residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. Designed to challenge and stimulate, the program aims to inspire creative pieces of nonfiction and to assist the writers in their completion.  Faculty members Charlotte Gill, Carol Shaben, and Michael Harris will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their literary journalism. Writers will have time to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in group discussions. 


*Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship to cover tuition, on-site accommodation, and on-site meals.


Program Dates: July 4 - 16, 2022
Application Deadline: March 9, 2022
Please visit the program page to learn more and apply.

Our ultimate goal through the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep our community healthy and safe while we serve our artists, leaders, guests, and audience members. With this in mind, our programs are subject to change with the everchanging landscape that we currently face, and more details on our COVID-19 protocols can be found online here.



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